Lufthansa CRJ9 at Munich on Mar 9th 2018, burst tyre on takeoff

Last Update: March 10, 2018 / 21:14:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 9, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1742

Aircraft Registration
D-ACNT

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

A Lufthansa Canadair CRJ-900, registration D-ACNT performing flight LH-1742 from Munich (Germany) to Chisinau (Moldova) with 29 passengers and 4 crew, departed Munich's runway 26L, climbed to FL390 and was enroute about 290nm west of Chisinau (at the Hungarian/Romanian border) when the crew was informed about tyre debris found on the departure runway, that had been identified to belong to a CRJ-900, and decided to return to Munich. The crew descended the aircraft to FL150 for the return and performed a low approach to Munich's runway 26R to have the gear inspected from the ground about 90 minutes after the decision to return. Ground observers reported one tyre appeared to be completely off the left main gear. An aircraft on approach behind the CRJ reported they could not see anything hanging away from the aircraft/gear. The airport authority reported the #3 tyre (inboard right hand) had completely gone, tyre #4 (outboard right hand) was okay. The aircraft repositioned for a landing on runway 26L, tower advised that a ground observer reported the left main gear was also affected besides the right main gear. The aircraft landed safely back on Munich's runway 26L about 1:45 hours after the decision to return and became disabled on the runway, emergency services observed another large piece was lost from the left main gear during roll out resulting in sparks and fire during roll out. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The passengers disembarked onto the runway and were bussed to the terminal, the aircraft was later towed to the apron.

Germany's BFU have opened an investigation.

The airline reported some tyres were damaged during departure from Munich. The aircraft landed safely back in Munich, the passengers disembarked normally onto the runway and are being looked after by airline staff. The aircraft is being assessed by maintenance.

The airport reported the underside of the left hand wing was substantially damaged.

The Aviation Herald received information and photos however stating, that the left hand tyres were completely okay, only the #3 tyre had blown after the tread had separated during departure and caused damage to the right hand engine (CF34) inlet, damage to the right hand engine including six fan blades as well as damage to the right hand flaps.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 9, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1742

Aircraft Registration
D-ACNT

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

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